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Durham couple’s new book makes a case for reparations
Monday, January 20, 2020
DURHAM – Ten to $12 trillion is what the federal government would owe blacks in reparations if it were to try to right the wrongs in this country, according to co-authors of a new book. In their forthcoming book, “From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century,” William “Sandy” Darity Jr.
NC expands treatment for opioid use disorder in jails
Thursday, January 16, 2020
RALEIGH – North Carolina is spearheading an effort to make medication assisted treatment available to people in jail or prison who are in recovery from opioid use. Federal courts in Maine and Massachusetts have ruled recently that people who are in recovery and entering prison should be allowed to continue using medications while they're incarcerated
Durham mayor pledges full support to McDougald Terrace residents
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Durham officials publicly pledged support to residents and the Durham Housing Authority as it works to assess and address uneasiness over possible carbon monoxide exposure and overall unsafe conditions at McDougald Terrace and other public housing communities. For about two weeks, nearly 200 residents of McDougald Terrace, Durham’s oldest public
NC adult day care centers serve vital purpose
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Time spent at an adult day care center can make major life differences for older North Carolinians who have trouble staying at home alone, and for those who look after them. For thousands of caregivers of an older person or someone with disabilities, such a center serves as a place of safety and activities for the person who might otherwise sit home all
Sen. McKissick resigns to take NC Utilities Commission post
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
RALEIGH — A veteran North Carolina legislator has resigned from the state Senate more than two months after the General Assembly confirmed his appointment to the Utilities Commission. Sen. Floyd McKissick Jr. of Durham tendered his Senate resignation — effective Tuesday afternoon — to fellow Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who had nominated
A new and valuable public school or simply a business opportunity?
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Should it matter if leaders of a large charter school planned for one county live in another? Durham Public Schools officials think it should. They shared their concerns about such a looming arrangement recently in a charter school impact statement sent to the state Charter School Advisory Board, which advises the State Board of Education on charter
SE Raleigh residents hear more about new housing
Monday, December 30, 2019
RALEIGH – About 20 Southeast Raleigh residents recently got their first look at how the corner of New Bern Avenue and King Charles Road will transform from Milner Memorial Presbyterian Church into Milner Commons, an affordable housing community for low-income senior citizens. The project was announced earlier this month as a partnership between DHIC,
Housing advocates demand DHA halts evictions during holidays
Monday, December 23, 2019
DURHAM – Housing advocates, standing in front of the Durham Housing Authority office, on Friday appealed to the DHA to halt all evictions during the holiday season and coldest months of the year. The press conference was held to highlight Durham’s “eviction crisis.” Housing is a human right, said members of the Emergency Committee
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AG Josh Stein shares top 10 consumer complaints

RALEIGH – Attorney General Josh Stein shared the top 10 consumer complaints that his

Social justice leader to speak at NCCU

DURHAM – Esteemed social justice leader, advocate and activist, Tamika Mallory, will be